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Today in World War II History—9 May 1944

Soviet soldiers crossing the Syvash into the Crimea, Dec 1943 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Soviet soldiers crossing the Syvash into the Crimea, Dec 1943 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—9 May 1944: Soviets take Sevastopol and 36,000 German POWs, securing the Crimea.

Due to a revolt and general strike, President of El Salvador Gen. Maximiliano Hernández Martinez resigns and flees to Guatemala; succeeded by Andrés Menéndez.

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